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Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Weird Take on Fear

Halloween is evil and pagan, and therefore we should not be involved in anyway. Actually, I believe a day can be whatever you make it to be. If you make it the Lord's day, then who can stop you?

I personally like zombies, werewolves, and vampires—they are cool monsters. Many of the movies I watch with them do not mention or focus on the demons, which is what I prefer. They make for a good suspense movie where good can overcome the bad. The old Suspense radio show or a good suspenseful film are always enjoyable for me. They can remind us about the fear of God and to submit to Him rather than anything else.

This reminds me of a recent dream of mine. I was looking out my bedroom window, and there was a little snow on the ground but also there were leaves on the trees and green grass. Go figure. Anyway, I looked up and it was somewhat cloudy with what seemed to be a full moon behind the clouds—it was nighttime. (My wife had recently mentioned to me a day or two ago about looking at the moon, and the day before was Halloween.) So all of a sudden, I had the strange feeling there was an animal in the room with me, and I was on my bed, all of a sudden, with a dark, maybe black, wolf-like dog but all I could see was its glowing eyes. And this animal jumped on me, and I felt like I could not move very well, so I was struggling. Then I woke up.

I was admittedly scared in my dream, but I have fond memories of that dream when I reflect on it. Ah, what a lovely dream, but unfortunately I usually get real-to-life dreams that really do scare me—probably ones that should not normally scare. But then again, that is weird, so no worries. And of course, why should we fear when we can give it all to the Lord our God?

So there you have it. My take on fear. I kind of like it, so I guess if you like it, maybe it is not all that scary—instead, I find it suspenseful. The fear of God, however, is not focused on scariness but awe and respect of our Creator and Savior. Now that is something to really enjoy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Murphy's Law Will End

Have you heard of Murphy's Law? It is basically a negative viewpoint that something will go wrong if it can, particularly at the worst possible times. For example, when you are late driving somewhere, you will get every red light. Or maybe you were thinking of Murphy from RoboCop the movie. A lot of bad things happened to him too. He never really had a law though—that I can remember anyway.

 What am I trying to say? In reality, I am trying to say nothing because no words are coming out of my mouth. I am typing; I am not trying to type because I am actually typing. Nevertheless, not entirely sure what "nevertheless" means, but it sounds cool, and I think it works here. So nevertheless, I brought up Murphy's Law because I think we should rebel against it. Yes, sometimes rebellions can be good, like in Star Wars

Obviously whoever created this fictional law was very pessimistic. Furthermore, I find Murphy's Law is relative. Who defines what can go wrong? It is only in the eye of the beholder, so this law is constantly changing for each individual. That seems more like an unlaw than a law to me, not based on real truth. I wonder if this law was created simply as a way to vent a frustration of circumstances, so it probably does not need to make sense.

 Maybe it is time to come up with a different law, something optimistic, that is actual truth. I do not see myself as naturally optimistic, but I believe we all can tap our optimistic roots. We could focus on the greatest sacrifice of all time that was done to save mankind from their evilness.

Star Wars and RoboCop is fiction; however, here is a little history lesson: You see, the first man rebelled against His Creator, which caused death and suffering to enter into the world and upon all mankind. Sadly, this rebellion was bad. We were eternally doomed to suffer apart from our Creator, but our Creator had plans before the creation of the world—the way to save us.

Rather than automatically thinking of Murphy's Law, which I find myself doing, how about we focus on something like, "Not everything can go your way, but Someone who loves you, died for you, and wants you to live eternally with Him with no more things going wrong." Does that seem weird to you? Does that seem amazing to you?
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works. (Titus 2:11–14)
You too can be a part of this peculiar people living for Christ, realizing the many things He has done for us. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). This truth is from the Word of God, which never changes and promises an end to all of these things going wrong. The time of Murphy's Law on this earth is limited and will be utterly destroyed. Is that not something of which to rejoice as long as we are believers?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Clone Army Has Begun

My first clone is almost complete. The first order of business is the name. Jeremy Two is very practical in my mind though I admit that it lacks a certain ring to it; however, my assistant, who significantly helps me in this endeavor, says no because apparently to her it its not practical. She said I would then have to be called Jeremy One when the call for sustenance is made in order to distinguish between us, and it just sounds demeaning.

It would seem we have different practical bones in our bodies. When I asked what name she would like she just said, "Hmmm." I have to say, I was rather impressed by this name she came up with. I thought she would come up with a common name that all clones get. However, she withdrew her idea saying she was just saying that because she was thinking of a name. Whatever the reason, I do agree not to use it, as people would probably not understand the brilliance of such a name. We decided to go with a simpler but meaningful name that everyone will love. I know they will love the name because once my army is complete, they will have no other choice. The name will probably not be assigned until "Jeremy Two" is ready. Over and out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Some Annoying Things for Lazy People

1. Cleaning teeth
2. Getting out of bed
3. Having to plug the PS3 controller into the system
4. Making lunch for work
5. Making food in general
6. Running out of toilet paper
7. Not having the right game or DVD in its case because of the laziness of actually putting them away in the correct case
8. Getting an extra key made for family so you do not lock yourself out of the house
9. Writing a list of things that annoy you to delay cleaning your teeth
10. Trying to come up with enough things that annoy you to make the list an even 10